Handshake 3 logo, small 2016 – 2017

HS3 is the culmination of the HANDSHAKE 1 and  HANDSHAKE 2 projectshs3_group

In this third iteration of the HANDSHAKE project 12 energetic and creative New Zealand jewellery artists selected from former HANDSHAKE Projects developed  ideas and work for a further round of extended challenges that included professional development, collaborations, national and international exhibitions.

HANDSHAKE 3 professional development:

JEWELcamp: with Sofia Björkman from Sweden (30-31 January 2016, Whitireia Performance Centre) note: Sofia’s travel to NZ is sponsored by the Swedish government.

Masterclass: with Hilde de Decker from Belgium (1-4 February 2016  Whitireia Media Centre, Wellington, NZ). Sofia and Hilde exhibited a body of work at Avid gallery, Wellington, NZ (opening 30 January 2016).

HANDSHAKE 3 Exhibition programme:

  1. Objectspace, Auckland (Augustus 8 – 13, 2016): focus on collaboration, view catalogue
  2. Platina Gallery, Stockholm (September 17 – October 15, 2016): focus on new work.  JEWELtalks at the Kunstfak Stockholm and the art academy in Tallinn, Estonia (20 Sept).  view PDF catalogue: SPANpoints
  3. Frame GalleriesConcept & Conception, Internationale Handwerksmesse
  4. Lot62It will All come out in the Wash”, collaboration exhibition with the London-based Dialogue Collective group
  5. The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt,  handshake 3: reflect  August 5 – December 3, 2017:” this exhibition will include a more specific brief and focus on new work, with a Handshake project book launch (published by Arnoldsche).


HANDSHAKE Project official website: click here

JEWELcamp strip